Obituaries 7-7-16


Tommy Williams

Thomas Gordon Bear “Tommy” Williams, age 80, of Vevay, passed away on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana.

David Smith

David Michael “Red Dog” Smith, age 47, of Lexington, Indiana, died on Friday, July 1st, 2016, at 11:57 p.m. at the Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

David entered this life on March 22nd, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Robert L. and Janice F. Edwards Smith. He was raised in the Cross Plains community and resided the past year in Blocher, Indiana. He was a 1987 graduate of South Ripley High School and had received his welding degree from Ivy Tech.

On November 26th, 1988 David was united in marriage to Juanita M. Swinney at the Osgood First Baptist Church in Osgood, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Nickie and sons, Curtis and Joshua.

David began his working career at Super Valu in Versailles and at Wal-Mart in Madison. He had worked the past 18 years at Arvin Sango in Madison. He was raised in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry, Indiana and held membership in the Sons of the American Legion at Versailles and Post #1969 Sons of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Madison. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, enjoyed playing baseball, softball, basketball, football, riding four-wheelers, watching NASCAR, and being with his children, grandchildren and family. David was an avid Ford Truck man. He was a devoted Dad and loving Papaw.

David will be missed by his loving sons, Curtis A. Smith and his fiancée, Jessica Bowers of Seymour, Indiana; Joshua M. Smith of Butlerville, Indiana; his loving daughter, Nickie R. Woodson of Butlerville, Indiana; his adoring grandchildren: Alexandria Burton, Wyatt Burton, and Myla Woodson; and by his sister, Gloria Konkle and her husband, Ron of Bennington.

He will also be missed by his uncle, Bobby Edwards and his wife Naomi; his aunts: Edna Smith and Inez Smith; his niece and his nephew, Heather and Chris; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Smith; his mother, Janice F. Edwards Smith; his sister, Gwen McDole; and his nephew, Ricky McDole, Jr.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, by Pastor Colleen Malone at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Dewberry, Indiana

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, July 5th and also on Wednesday, July 6th until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David Smith Memorial Fund or his grandchildren’s Education Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Raymond Peters

Raymond Lee Peters, age 73, of Vevay, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, at his residence.

Raymond entered this life on August 7th, 1942, in Florence, the son of Dale Arnold and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters. He was raised near Florence, and was a 1996 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

Raymond was inducted into the United States Army on July 1st, 1964, in Louisville, Kentucky, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Raymond spent 11 months and 23 days in Vietnam. Raymond was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on June 23rd, 1966 in Oakland, California.

Raymond was united in marriage on September 15th, 1964, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, to Crystal Mae Voris and to this union arrived two sons: Allen and Christopher to bless their home. Raymond and Crystal shared nearly 52 loving years of marriage together until his death

Raymond was employed for Randall Textron in Vevay for 29 1/2 years. Raymond was later employed for Steel Technology in Ghent, Kentucky for 16 years until his health could no longer permit.

He was a member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Raymond enjoyed working and keeping a meticulous lawn.

Raymond will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 52 years: Crystal Mae (Voris) Peters of Vevay; his sons: Allen Peters of Vevay and Christopher Peters of Greensburg, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Christopher Dale Peters, Leeann Peters, Brigitte Peters and Sara Lenville; his brothers: Larry Peters of Pleasant, Bobby Jo Peters of Florence, and Dale Peters of Patriot; his sisters: Patricia Brandon of Aurora, Indiana and Carolyn Morgan of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Dale Arnold and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters; his niece: Cheryl Cunningham and his special friends: Tim Hunter and Bob Taylor.

Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted Thursday, July 7th, 2016, at 2 p.m., by Reverend Howard Wade at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Spring Branch Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Tonya Reeder

Tonya Renee Reeder, 55, of Bennington, passed away at 4:55 a.m. on Friday, July 1st, 2016 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Tonya was born in Batesville, Indiana, on December 18th, 1960, the daughter of the late Wanda Louise (Dunn) Billingsley and James Lee Billingsley. She was a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Class of 1979. Tonya was a homemaker and also had worked at Anchor Glass in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Tonya married James M. “Matt” Reeder on January 16th, 1982 in Moores Hill, Indiana. Tonya and Matt were married 34 years.

She was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Tonya enjoyed doing word search puzzles, watching her court shows, having cookouts and doing anything outside. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy, especially her grandkids.

Tonya is survived by her husband Matt Reeder of Bennington; by two daughters: Brooke Flood (Chris), of Rising Sun; and Krista Sheets (Chris), of Bennington; by grandchildren: Danielle N. Flood, Logan Sheets, Sophie Sheets and Lucas Sheets; and by a brother, Dennis Billingsley (Debora), of Milan, Indiana.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 6th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Logan Fugate officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 5th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Collier Holtegel

Collier Chase Holtegel, 21, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016, in Moores Hill, Indiana.

Collier was born in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky on December 2nd, 1994, the son of Kimberly Keith, of Dillsboro and Brad Holtegel, of Dillsboro. Collier attended Vincennes University and was a 2013 graduate of South Dearborn High School, where he excelled at basketball and also ran track and played golf.

He worked as a foreman at SCSI-NSI Voice & Data Inc. in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Collier was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church. He enjoyed doing many things, such as hunting, fishing, playing pool and corn hole, going to horse races, riding his RZR and quad and driving his truck. As long as he was doing something outside, he was happy. Being with his family and friends was the most important thing to him. He was loved by all that knew him.

Collier is survived by his mother Kimberly Keith of Dillsboro; by his father Brad Holtegel of Dillsboro; by a sister: Caden Holtegel, of Dillsboro; by a brother: Cody Holtegel, of Dillsboro; by his girlfriend of six years, Ariel Biggs of Aurora, Indiana; and by his grandmother Ruth Ann Keith, of Dillsboro.

He is also survived by aunts: Kelly Keith of Rising Sun, Becky Heller (Mike) of Aurora, Bonnie Krettler (Nick) of Fountaintown, Indiana, and Brenda Kellenberger of Urbana, Ohio; by cousins: Brenden Liggett, Kreigh Liggett, Ryan Heller, Josh Walston, Mandy Church, Zac Kellenberger and Sara Mugavero; also by Ty and Carmela Biggs of Aurora and Zane Biggs.

Collier was preceded in death by his grandparents Norman and Ruth Holtegel; and by his grandfather Larry Keith.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday July 8th at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastors Mona Safley and Ted Hamrick officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, is serving the family. A scholarship is being established in Collier’s name. Memorial donation information and cards are available through the funeral home.